Tag: Pasta

Basics & Tips

Pasta Rules!

I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something wrong with me!  Here’s why… An article I was recently reading in a local magazine included a photo not unlike this one, minus the basil leaf, of white spaghetti topped with a huge dollop of tomato sauce. And as soon as I saw it I had a visceral […]

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Lentil Ragu with Rigatoni

It’s been a year or two since I’ve made this ragu and having stumbled upon a bag of Umbrian lentils in the pantry, I figured it was time to re-visit the recipe.  My FB friend, Roz saw the photo I put up and said that it looked so darned good that she wanted me to […]

Fall Pasta, Winter Pasta

Mary’s Spaghetti Sauce

I’m pretty sure this was my very first experience of Italian cooking and I have to say it was love at first bite. I simply had to have the recipe so I could make it at my house.  Now…my family were not big into garlic and certainly nothing spicy…so that cayenne was quite the surprise […]

Basics & Tips

Felt Like Being on Vacation!

David Hawksworth is a very well-known chef in our town. He’s the guy responsible for the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s restaurants in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 801 West Georgia, open since 2011. And now he has followed up that success with the opening of “Nightingale,” again downtown but this time on West Hastings, next […]

Spring Pasta

Spaghetti With Green Onion Pesto

This is my take on “ramp” pesto as no matter how hard I look, I never seem to be able to find local ramps here in B.C. There was a whisper from a friend that they grow on Vancouver Island…need to follow up on that. Otherwise we have to bring them in from eastern Canada, […]

Fall Pasta, Spring Pasta, Summer Pasta, Winter Pasta

Cacio e Pepe

This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a  thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti.   I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made by either GiGi or La Molisana. I use it as a substitute for the tonnarelli which,  I […]

Fall Pasta, Winter Pasta

Red, White And Green Lasagne

The colours of the Italian flag! I am always on the look-out for really good vegetarian pasta dishes and think this one is really, really good. Makes 8 Servings 2 Tbsp. EVOO 3 large red bell peppers, chopped 15 oz. ricotta cheese, (I prefer Scardillo Geniuna** it’s creamy & not grainy) 1 ½ lbs. broccoli, […]